The Resource Asymmetry, Lisa Halliday

Asymmetry, Lisa Halliday

Label
Asymmetry
Title
Asymmetry
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Halliday
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alice, a young editor working in New York, meets Ezra Blazer, a famous, much older writer, and they begin an affair. Yet with nearly fifty years between them, what draws them together, and how does it work? In its provocative, playful, and at times creepy depiction of their relationship, Asymmetry illuminates the attractions of knowledge, of intellectual prowess, of self-assurance; and those of youth, of flowering, of naivety and intellectual promise. Interrupting and interacting with their story is that of Amar, an Iraqi-American economist held at Heathrow on his way to visit his brother in Kurdistan, whose detention gives him cause to reflect on the course of his life. Asymmetry is an extraordinary study of the power plays between young and old, West and Middle East, luck and talent, fairness and injustice, and the personal and the political. It's also an inventive, utterly contemporary and dazzling debut that will charm, delight and disarm
Summary
Explores the imbalances that drive dramatic human relations, tracing the overlapping stories of a young American editor's relationship with a famous older writer during the early years of the Iraq War, and an Iraqi-American man who is detained by immigration officers in Heathrow
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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10619931
Cataloging source
BT
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Halliday, Lisa
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Life change events
  • Coincidence
Target audience
adult
Label
Asymmetry, Lisa Halliday
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781783783960
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Asymmetry, Lisa Halliday
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781783783960
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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